GOOD FOOD, GOOD MUSIC, GREAT NIGHT!...

Sep 23, 2017 by

  It was a toss up whether we’d go.  A–it was an hour drive going.  B–Denny was on crutches.  C–It would be crowded.  And, D–It was an hour drive back, at night, on Hwy 1431.  The plan was to go see Hall and Oates, grab a bite on the way and get back home.  I googled places to eat around the HEB Center in Cedar Park and came up with a place called Blue Corn Harvest, sounded yummy, “farm to table” and ratings were very good.  I called for a 5:30 reservation-we needed to be at the arena at 7:30.  Game on.  I checked the navigator ap and it told us to leave at 4:30.  (How did we get out the door without those things?). For you foreigners (as in Dallas and Houston), Highway...

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ROCKIN’ AROUND FREDERICKSBURG...

Sep 17, 2017 by

Fredericksburg……I know you’ve heard of it.  You’ve probably been there…several times.  It’s, arguably, the best known town in the Texas hill country.  I’ve been going there since the seventies.  That’s a lot of trips to Fritztown.  One of the additions to the German town is the Rockbox Theater-a music venue right downtown, right off the main street.  Today’s show was a tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper.  It’s official name is John Mueller’s “Winter Dance Party“.  Ohhhhhh, the fun music!  I invited my son, Patrick, who greatly lowered the average age in the room.  I kept asking him “Have you heard that song?”.  He would say yes…..sometimes, not very convincingly.  But, come on….how can you not get into Chantilly Lace, Peggy Sue, and La Bamba!  It’s a fun thing to...

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EXPERIENCE

Sep 6, 2017 by

This week, I went back into Austin for a little music fix…..I took in a show at One World Theater. It’s a great venue to see various musical artists.  This past weekend, I saw The Everly Brothers Experience.  It’s a couple of brothers, like Don and Phil, that perform all the classic Everly Brothers songs.  I say songs, instead of hits, because not only do they sing the EB top 40 hits, but, they also do the ones that didn’t make it on the charts.  They also throw in interesting tidbits about the famous duo, their song writers, and add a little Smothers Brothers schtick.  Because, I am such a Everly Brothers fanatic (I actually have the Everly Brother’s Pandora station playing as we speak), I think it may be my favorite performance, there,...

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